For the seventh week in a row, Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) has the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rate out of all of Ontario’s public health units.
Toronto-based research group ICES ranked all 34 public health units in Ontario for the week of April 25 to May 1 based on their percent positivity (percentage of positive tests in the area).
Peel currently tops the list at 16.63%, far surpassing Toronto at 12.29% and Durham at 10.40%.
Ontario overall is listed seventh at 8.55%.
The top 15 public health units are listed above
Peel’s percentage is down from last week where it reported 18.73%.
Despite lower COVID-19 testing rates among school-aged children (i.e. elementary to secondary) likely because children aren’t in school, ICES says some regions are seeing very high percent positivity and incidence of COVID-19, including Peel at 32.5%-34.3% and Hamilton at 15.2%-24.8%.
Testing rates have remained relatively stable among young adults aged 18-22 years.
The full data is available to read here.
Data courtesy of ICES, photo courtesy of The Canadian Press